Gender in Agriculture Partnership

Transforming agriculture to empower women and deliver food, nutrition and income security

Rome-Based Agencies joint event: Empowered women and girls: key actors of resilience-building and sustainable development


The International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have the pleasure to invite you to join them in celebrating the 2016 International Women’s Day at WFP Headquarters in Rome, Italy.

The joint International Women’s Day event will take place on Tuesday, 08 March 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM in the WFP Auditorium. 

The theme for the United Nations Observance of International Women’s Day 2016 is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it Up for Gender Equality’’.


IFAD, FAO and WFP are working to achieve a world with Zero Hunger. To achieve this goal, we are guided by the UN Secretary General’s Zero Hunger ChallengeOf the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 4 offer greater and clearer opportunity for cooperation among the three Rome-based-Agencies:

·        SDG# 1: Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger.

·        SDG #2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.

·        SDG #5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

·        SDG #17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

The event will showcase examples of the Rome-based Agencies’ work in reducing hunger through women’s empowerment and highlight the positive effect on sustainable development which collaboration between men and women brings. 

The event will be highly interactive, and participants will have the opportunity to discuss and identify challenges and new ways forward for women and girls as they move towards achieving gender equality and Zero Hunger.

The Rome-Based Agencies look forward in seeing you for the 2016 International Women’s Day celebration.

For further information, please contact the Director of the WFP Gender Office at:

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